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Utilities Service, LLC Distribution Utility Forester in North Andover, Massachusetts

ECI is looking to add a Distribution Utility Forester to our team! If you are an energetic professional who enjoys working outdoors, values the freedom of working independently, enjoys a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI.

Some of the most important characteristics of an ECI Distribution Utility Forester are a desire to learn, an ability to adapt, and a commitment to engage in safe, constructive interactions with the public. You are accountable for advancing a culture of safety and excellence while providing quality and value to our customers and clients.

Pay Range for this role is $22.00 - $26.00, depending on relevant education, experience, and industry-specific certifications.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Industry competitive pay.

  • Company vehicle with fuel card for work purposes.

  • Day 1 of Employment: Medical/Dental/Vision/VOYA/Vacation Accrual/Paid Holidays/EAP (Full-Time Employees).

  • After 3 months: 401K, life insurance, short and long-term disability, Paid Maternity Leave.

  • Paid Sick Time.

  • Weekly Pay Cycle.

  • Participation in Referral Bonus Program.

  • Boot and clothing program (Full-Time Employees).

  • Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Ultimately, improve safe and reliable electric service delivery to the public.

  • Act as the subject matter expert regarding utility vegetation management (UVM), for clients, landowners, and other stakeholders.

  • Inspect electric utility easements and prescribe vegetation management actions.

  • Perform hazard tree assessments along electric utility circuits.

  • Coordinate with landowners and stakeholders to develop vegetation management plans for their properties.

  • Ensure tree crews are following proper safety and arboricultural practices and procedures.

  • Address customer concerns related to vegetation in and adjacent to utility easements.

  • Negotiate with customers for tree removal as prescribed.

  • Perform audits and quality control inspections on completed vegetation management work.

  • Identify vegetative threats to safe and reliable electric service and develop action plans to mitigate.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:

  • Local tree identification skills and the ability to read maps.

  • Willingness to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.

  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, smartphones).

  • Ability to work storm duty shifts when requested by utility.

WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or related discipline preferred.

  • 1-3 years prior UVM, Forestry or related outdoor experience a plus.

  • Certification as an ISA Arborist, Registered Forester, or other related certificates/licenses.

  • Prior GIS technology/software experience a plus.

  • A strong desire to grow and develop your career and knowledge in the UVM industry with ECI.

  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish)

Working Environment

Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills, and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical

The team member must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.

Company Overview

Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more. For more information visit our website www.eci-consulting.com

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.

All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.

ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.

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